Great Infographic on the History of Commuting
I’d love to see a version of this for the Portland metro area.
How Good is Your Commute Benefit?
Portland Afoot, the 10-minute low-car life news magazine (disclaimer – I’m on their board), would like to know. They’ve put together a survey they’d like you to have your HR department fill out for the “best employers” feature in their April issue.
Would You Like Fries with Your Sprawl?
I’m told that the room for the weekly PSU Transportation Seminars now allows food and drink. Take advantage at this presentation: Portland State University Center for Transportation Studies Winter 2011 Transportation Seminar Series Speaker: Joe Cortright, Impresa Topic: How Sprawl is Lengthening our Commutes and Why Misleading Mobility Measures are Making Things Worse Abstract: This […]
Updated: Transit Tax Benefit to Expire?
Update: 12/21/10 The benefit is safe for 2011. Original post: 11/23/10 Part of the stimulus bill was a provision that allowed employer-provided transit benefits to be deductible expenses at the same level as parking: up to $230 per month. That provision will expire in January and the cap on deductible transit benefits will return to […]
Get Married, Have a Short Commute
Apparently, those are the keys to happiness… This article (via Planetizen) suggests that human psychology causes us to fundamentally mis-weight the benefits of a larger home versus a shorter commute when making housing choices.